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    (with regards to a terrible finish on a part): ...

    (with regards to a terrible finish on a part): "What did you cut that with, a dull beaver?"

    (to my boss, when the customer's own screw-up turns into a hot job and I'm getting shit on): "Look if...
  2. It shouldn't be an issue. Take the battery out,...

    It shouldn't be an issue. Take the battery out, seal the battery compartment back up, do your cuts submerged, when done take the battery cover off and make sure everything is nice and dry, put the...
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    Conveniently ignoring the fact that that doctor...

    Conveniently ignoring the fact that that doctor you've been seeing for the last decade or two now costs an exorbitant amount, effectively pricing many out of the market.

    My wife no longer has...
  4. Holy WAH! I haven't listened to Da Yoopers in a...

    Holy WAH! I haven't listened to Da Yoopers in a looooong time. :D And yes, you can correctly ass_u_me that. Straight outta Da Yoop, and just about in time for the spring thaw I'm packing up the...
  5. If I may... I just finished a setup where I...

    If I may...

    I just finished a setup where I had six live tools that need centering. Four on the B-axis and two on the sub spindle ride-along. I have six off-center holes that want position...
  6. Same with the Citizen L20. Flood as much as...

    Same with the Citizen L20. Flood as much as possible, HP on turn tools whenever possible. Micro mills and drills always get high pressure, even if that means a turn tool goes without. All our...
  7. I've worked on Citizen M3, M4, L12, and for the...

    I've worked on Citizen M3, M4, L12, and for the last couple years have been clocking most of my time on an L20-XII with a bit of L12. I programmed myself out of work on the M3 and M4 for the most...
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    Not going to name names because they were good...

    Not going to name names because they were good about it, but....... noted.
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    Conclusion, just so this isn't yet another...

    Conclusion, just so this isn't yet another "problem with no solution" thread.

    Turns out the insert geometry was incorrect. The trailing edge wiper was not wide enough and rather than shearing the...
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    Over half my work is on an L20 XII and I have...

    Over half my work is on an L20 XII and I have been using Esprit for about a year and a half. I had a week long introduction class and then was set loose. I've been rather happy with it, it's...
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    More information: I whirled about half an inch of...

    More information: I whirled about half an inch of threads, then did a rapid move off the material to try and see what the cut looked like. Pics below are what I got. It's not what I thought it was,...
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    I'm also getting the expected mill chips from the...

    I'm also getting the expected mill chips from the whirling, the stringy ones are just an added bonus.

    MichiganBuck: I'm confident with the setup and tooling, as far as the machine and whirler go...
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    Thank you for the replies all! First off,...

    Thank you for the replies all!

    First off, definitely not a typo, it's a #6-80 thread and those chips are absolutely from the whirler, there is no turning operation at this point. Whirler goes...
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    Long Stringy Chips on Thread Whirler

    Hello!

    I work in a swiss shop doing mostly medical stuff, and have run into an issue we haven't been able to figure out so maybe one of you can help.

    I'm thread whirling a screw with a #6-80...
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    A high pressure line is probably your best bet. ...

    A high pressure line is probably your best bet. I run high pressure on turn tools whenever I can (swiss-only job shop doing medical stuff) and especially on 304.

    If there is room for a back turn,...
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    I'm going to pile on with the "normally not...

    I'm going to pile on with the "normally not needed" crowd. Only time I've had to peck on cutoff is with a current job I'm running that has features that will grab the cutoff chip and wind it...
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    I'd certainly push my bosses to buy taps with...

    I'd certainly push my bosses to buy taps with standard size shanks. Any time I have a setup that requires a tap, it's a frustrating hunt through the shop and having several co-workers hunt through...
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    I haven't cut inconel but when cutting...

    I haven't cut inconel but when cutting high-hardness biodur, I had horrible luck with Sandvik cutoff inserts. We use them almost exclusively on our M3/M4 machines, but for the biodur jobs I had to...
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    If you want to generate business you may want to...

    If you want to generate business you may want to make sure words and grammar are correct. I'm not looking twice at anyone with two glaring mistakes in their headline advertisement.

    Also, I don't...
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    I've never cut that particular TI alloy but for...

    I've never cut that particular TI alloy but for my stuff, the starting point for titanium has been to treat it like aluminum as far as speeds and feeds, and use high pressure coolant whenever...
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    Any luck? Curious if I'm just spouting nonsense...

    Any luck? Curious if I'm just spouting nonsense over here :rolleyes5:
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    Do you have a G17 after the G12.1 call? That...

    Do you have a G17 after the G12.1 call? That could be causing your issue. Your tool should also be positioned somewhere away from the start of the cut before calling cutter comp. I'm not sure how...
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    Ok, different story then. All four of our L20s...

    Ok, different story then. All four of our L20s have a Y-axis on the sub spindle side, my bad assuming they all had that.
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    I can work up a bit of code for you but it would...

    I can work up a bit of code for you but it would be helpful to see what you have already to understand where the issue is. Do you have any other tools on the 30s stations? That can dictate whether...
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    Is your T33 in a face or cross configuration? I...

    Is your T33 in a face or cross configuration? I assume cross unless you have a mill with a corner radius that falls within the radius tolerance.

    I have a fair bit of experience on L20s, I can...
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